Book Review: Impulse

By Megan Wolter – Opinions Eidtor

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

What does it take for someone to want to and follow through with committing suicide?  Being bullied in school, sexually abused as a child, striving for perfection and falling short?  In Ellen Hopkins’s book, Impulse, the sometimes taboo topic of teenagers committing suicide is talked about.  The novel follows the stories of Conner, Vanessa and Tony: three teens that tried to kill themselves, failed and ended up at Aspen Springs, a place where they are supposed to work through all of their problems.  The question now is: will they succeed in getting better or will they just fall back into their old ways? Continue reading Book Review: Impulse